Fast Facts

  • Started riding horses at the age of 8.
  • Worked at his father's gas station when he was 10.
  • Became friends with singer Ricky Nelson through a 1961 touch-football game, which yielded his first acting job, on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
  • His work on Jack Webb's classic cop series Dragnet led to his career-making role on Webb's crime drama Adam-12.
  • Was a member of the Southern California-based Celebrity All Stars Basketball charity team for 10 years.
  • Is a lifelong auto-racing fan and has competed as a driver in numerous races.
  • Served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild.

Relationships

  • Cynthia Lee Doty — Wife
  • Michael McCord — Son
  • Kristen McCord — Daughter
  • Megan McCord — Daughter

College

  • Attended Citrus Junior College, Glendora, CA; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Details

  • Birth Name: Kent Franklin McWhirter
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: September 26, 1942, Libra
  • Profession: Actor

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